NBA DFS Breakdown 12/17/18

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Top-Tier Targets

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,300 DK, $11,800 FD): The Greek Freak is such a fantasy stud that it blows my mind. Giannis is fresh off of arguably his best performance of the season against the Cavs with Middleton out, he went for 44-14-8 in an easy 12-point win. As long as this one stays close tonight, fire Giannis up for Cash and GPP.

Russell Westbrook ($11,200 DK, $11,600 FD): Russ has been a little “inconsistent” by his standards in the last month as he seems to be content taking a back seat to George, Adams, and Schroeder on nights where it’s appropriate and they don’t have any trouble dispatching their competition. With that being said, the Bulls won’t be able to stop him and hopefully should be able to keep this one close with the return of Portis and Dunn. 

James Harden ($10,900 DK, $11,700 FD): Harden always seems to go under the radar on slate’s with other big names going against slightly less-talented defenses than who Harden is facing. I understand this notion however it is worth noting that this presents much lower ownership than a star like Harden normally has attached to him. Great for GPP, don’t use in Cash. 

Other options to consider:

Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns, Blake Griffin 

Mid-Tier Value Picks:

Enes Kanter ($6700 DK, $7000 FD): Kanter is one of the highest projected values tonight against the miserable Suns defense and that is reason enough for him to be in both my Cash and GPP lineups tonight. 

Kris Dunn ($6200 DK, $7200 FD): Dunn was back to 35 minutes in their last game against the Spurs and accrued 24 -7-3 which is a pretty standard line for him when healthy. Makes for a good option to run-it-back with if you are interested in a Thunder/Bulls stack,

Other options to consider:

Bogdan Bogdanovich, Jeff Teague, Nemanja Bjelica 

Cheap Punt Plays:

Pat Beverley ($3800 DK, $4500 FD): Beverley has been steadily crushing his value for the last two weeks without his price rising and this should continue again tonight as a defensive specialist like him will always find the court for at least 25 minutes when healthy.  

Derrick White ($3900 DK, $4400 FD): His minutes have been all over the place depending on the matchup, however the pace in this one fits the type of game in which Popp will need to rotate his guards heavily. Stay tuned for injury updates as this is admittedly not the best value. 

Other options to consider:

Mikal Bridges, Richaun Holmes, Luke Kennard

Injury News I’m Waiting On:

1.     Zaza Pachulia 

2.     Damyean Dotson

3.     Jeff Teague

4.     Jabari Parker

5.     Kyle Anderson

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